Local entrepreneur introduces beloved ice cream brand to Indian Land on May 2

INDIAN LAND, SC, April 26, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, named #1 Ice Cream on the Planet by National Geographic, continues its expansion throughout the Palmetto State with the opening of its newest location in Indian Land. The iconic brand is bringing its legendary and handcrafted ice cream flavors to 9716 Red Stone Drive and will celebrate with a grand opening on Thursday, May 2, 2024. The festivities kick off at 11 a.m. and will be open to the public.

On grand opening day, guests can take advantage of buy one, get one free from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests will have the chance to enjoy a variety of local and seasonal flavors such as Black Cherry, Buckeye, Carrot Cake, Coffee Chocolate Chip, Graham Central Station, Salty Caramel Truffle, and many others.

Local entrepreneur Zack Davis, a graduate of Winthrop University deeply rooted in the Lancaster and Union County community, will lead the new Handel’s store

“From the moment I tasted it, I knew Handel’s was special. Ice cream has always held a sentimental place in my heart as it’s where we celebrated with loved ones, had date nights, or found comfort after a tough day,” said Zack Davis Franchise Owner of Handel’s Indian Land. “When I found that Handel’s matched my love and passion for ice cream, I knew it was the perfect business opportunity for me.”

Alongside his wife Jenna and their two sons, Zack is eager to introduce the community to Handel’s nearly 80-year tradition of handcrafted ice cream, dating back to 1945.

“I admire how Handel’s is still a fresh and dynamic brand, and I saw the opportunity to be involved in its growth and innovation process. Joining during a phase of expansion, where talented individuals and exciting ideas are coming together, it only felt like a natural fit to capture this opportunity,” Davis said.

The new walk-up location boasts 1,300 sq. ft. and will offer delivery and catering. The Indian Land location will be open weekly from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with seasonal hours subject to change.

For more information about the Indian Lands Handel’s, visit https://handelsicecream.com/store/indian-land/ or follow them on Instagram @handels.indianland or Facebook at Handel’s Indian Land.

About Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream has been in the business of making and selling fresh ice cream since 1945. Founded in Youngstown, Ohio, the Handel’s legacy was created by Alice Handel and Lenny Fisher, who grew the brand from a single Scoop Shop into a flourishing chain using fresh ingredients and upholding a commitment to quality. Each batch of Handel’s ice cream is made fresh daily, using Alice’s original methods and recipes. There are 48 flavors available daily and more than 140 flavors that rotate seasonally.    
In 2023 and 2024, Handel’s ranked in Franchise Times‘ Top 400 list, recognizing the largest franchise systems in the United States, and its “Fast & Serious,” a list of the smartest-growing franchises for the year. The brand is also recognized by TasteAtlas for one of the top 100 Most Iconic Ice Creams of the World.    
Handel’s has been named #1 Ice Cream on the Planet by National Geographic, one of the Top 10 Best Ice Cream Businesses by USA Today, one of the Top 500 Restaurants in America by Nation’s Restaurant News , and Top 500 Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine.    
Handel’s currently has 132 locations across 13 states and is growing. To learn more about Handel’s franchise opportunities, visit  www.handelsicecream.com/franchise.   

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